Great meal and service.
Great food, Ambiance and service.
we enjoyed our dinner here and we will definitely come back Food service & ambiance was very good.
Will most definitely recommend to others
Smell so bad upstairs
Outstanding food, charming atmosphere, great location.
The restaurant is lovely, our waiter was considerate and skilled. But the food was really poor— watery pasta, sauce was not fresh, meatballs awful. My husband had a special that was way below par. I’ve eaten at far better Italian restaurants at half the price
Hello! thank you for leaving us a review. We are truly sorry that we did not meet your expectations. We aim to give each and every one of our guest the very best experience, and we have let you down. If possible please email us at ilportoalexandria@gmail We want to make up for this mistake.
The food was excellent and the waiter was attentive and met all our needs. Quiet enough to have a good conversation and never felt rushed.
Meal was very good, service was prompt. Table was a little cramped.
Perfect date night
We had a delicious dinner. Decor was fine, the AC was trying to keep up with the crowd. The night we went the 1st floor AC was down and we ate upstairs. The marinara for the calamari and my wife’s lasagna was what we have been looking for. My Penne alla Romana con Funghi was delicious. We didn’t have any room for desert. We will visit again.
In regards to the food, I tend to prefer a heartier sauce (meaty or creamy) so it was very likely my fault in choosing a plainer red-sauced option that left me wanting; so I wouldn't have anyone judge on my rating of that alone. The ambiance was good, the waiter was young and nervous but did fine otherwise. I was stressing out a great deal, however, as I found myself in a cellular/wireless crisis there in the middle of an important thing... so Il Porto might benefit to offer wireless to its customers (perhaps it does?) Still, that kinda ruined the night for me.
Great service and food was delicious.
Love this restaurant. We especially like that the tables are not jammed in the space, it is easy to have a conversation and we never feel like we are rushed.
Food and service were both excellent!!
Very nice place. Food is excellent. Servers are very friendly. I would recommend making reservations today (not recommendation with reservations, but rather reserve a table). :-). Great place!
Our reservation and table provided was outstanding. Food and service were excellent and the overall dining experience was everything we had hoped for.
I have been to Il Porto's on many occasions in the past. I have always been quite pleased with my entrees. However, this time I was very disappointed overall. I ordered their dinner special, Branzino. I love Branzino and have it many times including the week before at another Old Town restaurant (that one was absolutely delicious). For $39 I received two very thin pieces of fish with a small amount of veggie risotto. I was not very impressed with the presentation nor the preparation. My friends had the cheese manicotti and that looked quite good, but they did not really comment either way, so perhaps not the best for them either. The service was amicable but not especially attentive. So all in all a bad experience this time, but will try again with different selections. I am remembering past selections being more to my taste. Luckily I had a great time and great conversation with my friends which made the experience enjoyable.
Thank you for leaving us a review! We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to Il Porto. We take pride in our food and service, so we are deeply disappointed that we were unable to meet your expectations. If you had let the manager or server know how you felt about your entree, we would have been happy to comp your meal or order you something else. Regardless, we are sorry that this happened and we hope that we can redeem ourselves in the future.
Excellent food and service. Wonderful spot in beautiful Old Town.
Fantastic service and great food. I had the special, braised ribs and gnocchi. I highly recommend trying this place out. I don’t think you need to wait for a special occasion.
We are never disappointed by this restaurant. They seem to be committed to good service, good food, pleasant dining experience. Probably because we were there on a weekday evening, the noise level was quite acceptable. Like just about every place in OT, it can be annoying weekends.
This is consistently a good choice for my wife and me. We’ve been dining here since the mid 1980’s. We’ve never been disappointed.
Lovely dinner outside on the patio with breeze. Excellent cioppino! Great service. Thanks I'm porto!
Not a young kid friendly place. Lots of stairs difficult to navigate stairs. Restaurant is for adults. Good food good service
As always, II Porto never disappoints. The food is always fresh and delicious. Their fresh bread is always good. We have had our sever Rocky before. He is excellent and does his best to accommodate special requests. He is truly a gem at II Porto.
Amazing food not so friendly staff
This restaurant is wonderful. The servers were great and very well-mannered, the food was excellent, and the drinks were divine. In addition, the prices for all the items were very reasonable. The ambiance of the restaurant was very conducive to talking with my lady and enjoying a nice evening. We will return.
Always visit when in Old Town. Best Italian food in Virginia. Freddy and Lou are outstanding and always remember our table preferences. Our favorite server Rocky was fantastic as always, friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating, knows just when to come back to the table. Enjoyed the manicotti, veal parmigiana , save room for spumoni .. great seeing Freddy and Rocky.. thanks for everything
Service was commendable and the food delicious! I hadn't been there for several years, and i was delighted to find the experience was as wonderful as my memory.
The food is outstanding and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
Our waiter was great. Food was excellent. Good value. A lot better than the Chart House in Alexandria!
Very nice!! Great place to enjoy a fine meal with family/friends. Will return.
Charming restaurant in the heart of Alexandria. The food was very good and very reasonably priced. The waiter was great too. I will definitely go back!
The customer service was excellent and so was the food. The food tasted very authentic.
Great night out with the girlfriend. Wine, bread and chicken were wonderful. Our waiter was fantastic and extremely polite. Big fan of this place.
Excellent food and impeccable service.
Host did not make note of my reservation (leading Open Table to accuse me of not honoring the reservation) and seated us in a back corner facing a wall which was 2 feet from my face despite the fact that there were several other tables available. I had to ask to be moved. Otherwise, the experience was average, but we got off to a bad start.
Food was very good, service excellent
Nice restaurant near the river, located on King Street! Great selection of Specials and a regular menu that made making a decision very tricky! Overall, everything we got was delicious, including the calamari!
The atmosphere is unbeatable. I didn't catch our server's name but he was awesome! We had a party of 6 in the main dining area downstairs and he took excellent care of us. 3 of us had the seafood special and it was worth every penny... loaded with seafood. Homemade pastas were great and even the salad course was delicious. I would recommend this for a romantic dinner for two, or for any larger party size.